Offered at the Levelland Campus
Students may elect to complete the following curriculum and receive a Certificate of Proficiency in Automotive Collision Repair. Successful graduates will be trained in all the necessary skills required to enter the workforce as a technician’s assistant. Emphasis is on surface preparation, straightening damaged parts, refinish techniques, reading damage reports, damage repair, interior trim and glass removal and installation, welding, heating and cooling systems, plastic repair and the theory of vehicle structure design. To qualify for the Certificate of Proficiency, the student must complete a Capstone Experience in the final semester of the program.
This is a TSI-waived certificate. Students declaring this major are not subject to the TSI regulations unless they enroll in a course outside the prescribed curriculum.
The Automotive Collision Repair program prepares students to enter an occupation where industrial safety is a critical competency and will require all students to successfully complete a program specific safety examination prior to participating in laboratory activities. Safety examination includes written and practical “hands-on” preparation, demonstration, and safe operation of occupational processes and equipment.
Program advisor is Bob Hotaling, assistant professor of automotive collision repair technology.
Certificate of Proficiency